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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Penningtons appoints barrister as partner following landmark Legal Services Board decision

May 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

Penningtons Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole Curtis, a barrister specialising in professional regulation, has been appointed a partner.

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Penningtons sponsors Winchester Fine Food and Wine Show

May 2010. Press Releases by Penningtons Solicitors LLP (view listing).

Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to be sponsoring the Winchester Fine Food and Wine Show for the third year running.

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Stamford Law advises Sim Siang Choon in acquisition of oil and gas firm

May 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law advised Catalist-listed Sim Siang Choon Ltd ("Sim Siang Choon") in its S$11.9 million acquisition of a 47.9 per cent shareholding interest in India-listed Interlink Petroleum Limited ("Interlink") from two Interlink shareholders ("Vendors").

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Stamford Law advises Ezra Holdings in Three-Year Unsecured Guaranteed Financing

May 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law is advising Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra Holdings"), a Mainboard-listed marine services provider in a US$100 million three-year unsecured guaranteed financing, comprising an issue of fixed rate guaranteed notes and a guaranteed transferable term loan facility, which will be guaranteed unconditionally by Asian Drilling Services and Emas Offshore (M) Sdn Bhd ("Emas Offshore").

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Intellectual Asset Magazine ranks Christophe Ronse as Tier 1 Patent Litigator in Belgium

May 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

The recently published "IAM Life Sciences 250 – The World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 2010" has ranked Christophe Ronse, partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments and head of ALTIUS' Life Science team, as the leading pharma patent litigator in Belgium. The magazine describes Christophe Ronse as “detailed and thorough”, “a standout performer” and “a technical thinker who constructs smartly planned arguments”. The full ranking can be viewed on IAM’s website.

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Mackrell International

May 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gunnar Hjertquist has been elected Chairman.

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‘Side pockets’ revive major fund

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Restructuring work carried out by Carey Olsen’s corporate team in Jersey has revived the fortunes of Close Global Funds, Close Brothers' flagship offshore investment vehicle, lifting the suspension of trading of the main fund on the CISX.

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG

May 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars announced on January 26, 2010.

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Gernandt & Danielsson wins International Client Choice Award 2010

May 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå has been named as the exclusive Swedish winner of The International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2010.

 

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Gernandt & Danielsson advises Providence Education International AB

May 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson advises Providence Education International AB in connection with a public cash offer.

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New high ranking in the field of public procurement for Hamilton

May 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Hamilton is recommended in the field of public procurement according to the latest ranking from Practical Law Company (PLC Which Lawyer 2010). Fredrik Linder is ranked in the highest category “Leading” in the individual ranking in the field of public procurement. Practical Law Company ranks on a yearly basis firms and individual lawyers in over 100 countries. The ranking is based upon inter alia contacts with clients and lawyers.

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Hamilton advised the Board in Rörvik Timber in preparing prospectus

May 2010. Press Releases by Hamilton Advokatbyra (view listing).

Partner Johan Nordenfalk, Hamilton in Stockholm, assisted the Board in Rörvik Timber AB, listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, in connection with the establishment of a prospectus in relation to the company's rights offering of 250 million SEK.

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The MetroAuto group signs credit facility agreements with Nordea

May 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

The MetroAuto group, Scandinavia's second biggest retailer of cars, with i.a. the Swedish subsidiaries Svenska Bil i Norden AB and MW Gruppen Stockholm AB, has recently signed agreements for credit facilities with Nordea Bank Finland Plc.

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Setterwalls has assisted Bomhus Energi

May 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Gävle Energi AB and Korsnäs AB have established a jointly owned company which will invest in a new bioenergy plant in Gävle

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Neocleous House in the press

May 2010. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co (view listing).

The April edition of the architecture and design magazine “Synthesis” showcased our new Limassol office as an example of effective innovation in building design.

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Success for Andreas Neocleous & Co in the Supreme Court of Cyprus

May 2010. Press Releases by Andreas Neocleous & Co (view listing).

Significant legal precedents in the making.

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Carey Olsen strengthens its team and welcomes four more lawyers

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has recruited four new lawyers as part of its drive to position itself as the Channel Islands law firm of choice across all practice areas.

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Wistrand among the top advisors

May 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Once again, Wistrand is ranked in all areas of business law in the Legal 500. The Legal 500 identifies and ranks the leading law firms in business law in over 90 legal systems worldwide.

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Wistrand assists Gerda Förvaltnings AB

May 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

PP Pension Insurance Association has acquired the real estate of St. Clement 8 of Lund from Gerda AB.

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Senior associate promotions at Mourant

May 2010. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

Mourant du Feu & Jeune lawyers Kate Story and Lionel Woodward have been promoted to senior associate with immediate effect.

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Mourant wins Best Offshore Legal Firm in Hedgeweek awards

May 2010. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

Mourant du Feu & Jeune has been voted the Best Offshore Legal Firm by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading publications.

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Mourant lawyers pass Jersey exams

May 2010. Press Releases by Mourant Ozannes (view listing).

Two lawyers from law firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune have passed their Jersey advocacy exams. Thomas Morgan, who graduated from the University of Warwick and Nottingham Law School, joined Mourant du Feu & Jeune’s trusts practice in 2006 and now undertakes a wide variety of trusts work including private client trusts, charitable trusts, purpose trusts, and foundations. Thomas passed all six exams in the first sitting and, at just 26, is one of the youngest lawyers ever to have done so.

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Rights claims may follow 2010 Elections fiasco

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Voters who were turned away from polling stations last night may bring legal claims for denial of their constitutional and human rights. Claims may overturn election results in constituencies where the majority was very slim.

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Savage (Respondent) v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Appellant)

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

After hearing evidence over a week, the High Court found that South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust had violated its positive obligation to protect the life of Carole Savage under Article 2 (the right to life) of the ECHR. £10,000 was awarded to Anna Savage for the breach.

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Kumar Murshid, former LDA member, wins clarification and costs from Evening Standard

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

The Evening Standard has agreed to clarify claims made about Kumar Murshid in an article by Andrew Gilligan published in 2007 during its coverage of the LDA grants scandal.

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Settlement reached for Bindmans client Tim Nicholson in climate change discrimination case

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Senior Executive and Environmentalist Tim Nicholson claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against by his employer Grainger Plc because of his ‘philosophical belief about climate change and the environment’.

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Doubts linger over wisdom of Welsh badger cull despite rejection of judicial review

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

This morning, the High Court, sitting in Cardiff, handed down judgment in the Badger Trust’s judicial review challenge to the Welsh Assembly Ministers’ decision to press ahead with a mass badger cull in May 2010.

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Young children’s views determine High Court’s decision

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

A father in Hague Convention abduction proceedings was not given permission to appeal Mrs Justice Black’s finding that an 8 year old and a 6 year old had reached such an age and level of maturity at which it was appropriate to take account of their views.

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Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Specialist Siobhan Kelly is Promoted to Partner

May 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

London Law firm Bindmans LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Associate Siobhan Kelly to Partner on 1st April 2010, bringing the firm to a total of 15 Partners.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins the 2010 ILO Client Choice Award for Switzerland

May 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.

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Petroplus Holdings Ltd places new shares in the amount of approximately CHF 151 million

May 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 5 May 2010, Petroplus Holdings Ltd successfully placed 8,650,000 new shares in the amount of approximately CHF 151 million. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, comprising Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse (as Joint Global Co-ordinators and Joint Bookrunners) as well as BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING, Nomura International, Société Générale and UBS Investment Bank (Co-Bookrunners).

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Orior AG successfully completes Initial Public Offering

May 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

In Switzerland's first initial public offering (IPO) since May 2008, Orior AG ("Orior" or the "Company") was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 22 April 2010 and on 5 May 2010 the Company was informed that the Over-Allotment Option has been exercised in full. The Company is a broadly anchored Swiss fresh food company and leader in meat processing and the distribution of convenience foods, including vegetarian delicacies.

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Cytos Biotechnology Ltd sells platform technology for the identification of monoclonal antibodies

May 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Cytos Biotechnology Ltd, a public Swiss biotechnology company specializing in the discovery, development and commercialization of Immunodrugs, announced the sale of its platform technology for the identification of monoclonal antibodies to Intercell AG. The technology is based on expression cloning of monoclonal antibodies from human B-cells and enables the identification of anti-infective antibodies to prevent and treat infectious diseases.

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Herkules Private Equity Fund III acquires Odlo Sports Group AG

May 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Herkules Private Equity Fund III has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Odlo Sports Group AG. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in June 2010. Odlo was founded in 1946 and is a Swiss based designer, manufacturer and distributor of functional sports clothing. Herkules consists of three funds, with a total capital base of CHF 2,3 billion in committed capital from Norwegian and international investors.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2010 launched

May 2010. Press Releases by Yukov, Khrenov & Partners (view listing).

The Legal 500 has udpdated its ratings for 2010. As always the Law Office can be found in the "Dispute Resolution" section.

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INTEGRITES REPRESENTATIVE ELECTED A BOARD MEMBER OF THE SWEDISH-UKRAINIAN BUSINESS CLUB

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

19 February 2010. Kyiv. Ekateryna Kardash, Head of the International Department at Integrites was elected a Board Member of the Swedish-Ukrainian Business Club (SUBC).

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INTEGRITES IS A LEGAL ADVISOR TO ROSTSELMASH

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

26 January 2010. Kyiv. Integrites international law firm advised Rostselmash, the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery (the Russian Federation) on matters related to investment activities in the agrarian sector.

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MYKHAILO PARAPAN IS A NEW PARTNER AT INTEGRITES

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

April 2010. Kyiv. Mykhailo Parapan, an acknowledged legal expert in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investments, Telecommunications and Real Estate has joined Integrites International law firm as a partner.

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SERGEY DVORNIKOV – HEAD OF INTEGRITES’ REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN LONDON, UK

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

January 20, 2010. London. Sergey Dvornikov was appointed head of Integrites international law firm representative office in London (the UK). His major priorities include coordination of the office activities, acquiring and cooperating with new clients, participation in supporting transactions in the UK, as well as in the Central and Western European countries.

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INTEGRITES BECOMES THE LEGAL ADVISOR OF ENERGIZER IN UKRAINE

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

January 12, 2010. Kyiv. Integrites International law firm completed a project within a complex framework of legal support related to Energizer’s activity in Ukraine.

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INTEGRITES BECAME A GENERAL PARTNER OF THE UKRAINIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (UBA)

May 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

29 December 2009. Kyiv. Integrites International law firm became a General Partner of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), an All-Ukrainian non-governmental professional organization.

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NEW BARRISTER FOR CARTWRIGHT KING

May 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

Leading Midlands’s niche criminal and business defence specialist Cartwright King has made another addition to its growing team. 

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Avellum Partners advises MHP S.A. on its USD 330 million offering of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2015

May 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

Kyiv, 6 May 2010 – Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to MHP S.A. and its Ukrainian operating companies (“MHP”) on USD330 million offering of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2015 and listing of the Notes on the London Stock Exchange.

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Stamford Law wins IFLR M&A Deal of the Year and Singapore law firm of the year 2010 Awards

May 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation had a double win at the recent IFLR Asia Awards held last Thursday in Hong Kong.  The firm received awards for the IFLR M&A Deals of the Year as well as the IFLR National Law Firm of the Year 2010.

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Carey Olsen launches a brand new guide to living in Guernsey

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has launched an in-depth guide to living and working in Guernsey for private individuals and businesses considering a move to the island.

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Boult Wade Tennant announces partnership appointments

May 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Michelle Pratt is a member of the firm’s Chemical and Materials group. She is qualified as both a Chartered and European Patent Attorney and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as well as a council member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Michelle is based in the firm’s London office.

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Guantao has a growing number of awards nominations in 2010

May 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

Guantao Law Firm has been nominated by the China ALB Law Awards 2010 as a finalist in the ENERGY & RESOURCES DEAL OF THE YEAR for China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Acquisition of Oil Industry Assets. This has been the second time for Guantao to be nominated in this practice area since Guantao won the “ENERGY & RESOURCES DEAL OF THE YEAR” award for at the China ALB Law Awards 2008. In this year’s Awards, Guantao has also been nominated for the first time as a finalist in the REAL ESTATE DEAL OF THE YEAR for Tianjin Global Financial Center Project. Guantao’s consecutive nomination as a finalist also includes China Law Firm of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year (Mr. Cui Liguo) and Beijing Law Firm of the Year.

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Deloitte acquires Exsigno

April 2010. Press Releases by Homburger (view listing).

On April 30, 2010, Deloitte Consulting AG completed its acquisition of Exsigno, a Swiss-based consulting business, creating one of the largest management con-sulting businesses in Switzerland.

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Hengeler Mueller advises HeidelbergCement on liquidity facility

April 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller has advised HeidelbergCement AG on the conclusion of a self-arranged liquidity facility in the amount of EUR 3 billion.

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Hengeler Mueller advises CMP Fonds I on Nordex exit

April 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

The Berlin-based CMP Fonds I GmbH has sold its remaining 10% shareholding in Nordex SE by way of a block trade.

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